About Us

Library History

On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall.  In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library.  When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut.  An addition to that building was built in 1970.  The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area.  In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.

Upcoming Events

Apr
8
Wed
11:30 am Brown Bag It: Fire Department
Brown Bag It: Fire Department
Apr 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Brown Bag It: Fire Department @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Bring your lunch to the library and enjoy a visit from our friends at the Fire Department! Drinks provided. All ages; no registration required
6:00 pm Cross Stitch 101
Cross Stitch 101
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cross Stitch 101 @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Get started with the fun craft of cross stitch! This beginner-friendly class will cover basic cross stitch and all of the materials and accessories you need to get started. This event is for adults (18+) only. Registration required – limited to the first 12 signed up. Registration opens Monday, March 9th. Call 309-444-2241 to register.
Apr
9
Thu
2:30 pm Pins and Needles
Pins and Needles
Apr 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Pins and Needles @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Bring your knitting, crochet, cross stitch, quilting or any other needlework to this weekly group. Socialize with other crafters and exchange tips and tricks!
6:30 pm Tween Thursday: Bob Ross Night
Tween Thursday: Bob Ross Night
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tween Thursday: Bob Ross Night @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Create a masterpiece with happy little trees, almighty mountains, and wondrous waters. All supplies provided. Ages 9-14; call the library at 309.444.2241 to register
6:30 pm WDL Book Club
WDL Book Club
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm
WDL Book Club @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Discuss a book selected on a monthly basis.  Contact Erin at 309-444-2241 for more details.
Apr
12
Sun
all-day Library Closed
Library Closed
Apr 12 all-day
Library Closed
Main and Branch libraries closed all day for Easter.
Apr
13
Mon
10:00 am One-on-One Tech Help
One-on-One Tech Help
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
One-on-One Tech Help @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Have a question about ebooks, devices or computers?  Stop in and we can help!  First come, first serve availability. WDL cardholders can contact Erin for individual appointments.
4:00 pm Make It Monday: 3D Printing
Make It Monday: 3D Printing
Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Make It Monday: 3D Printing @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Put your maker skills to work with a new project every month. April’s project is 3D Printing! Learn how to use our 3D printer. Ages 8-12; no registration required
Apr
14
Tue
10:00 am eBay Basics
eBay Basics
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
eBay Basics @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Learn the basics of buying and selling safely on eBay.
6:00 pm Teen ANIME Meeting
Teen ANIME Meeting
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Teen ANIME Meeting @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Love anime and manga? Join the Washington Anime Group to watch anime, eat ramen, draw, and meet other fans. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September – June. For teens in grades 6-12.